Portobello Mushroom Underside

How mushrooms can help you live longer

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 1 Comment

There was a time that mushrooms had a bad rap. Word was that you got fungal infections from them and  they were to be avoided. Oh how wrong this was. Just like when they said margarine was better for us than butter. Then we found out about trans fats and butter turned out to be a really healthy fat. Mushrooms …

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The supplements you need to be taking now

Glynis Barber Diary, Health, Supplements 11 Comments

I’ve always been a great believer in supplements for maintaining optimum health and if ever there was a time to start taking them, surely that time is now. It’s been widely acknowledged that good health is crucial to fighting off and surviving Covid. The most vulnerable are those with underlying conditions. Many of these conditions (diabetes, obesity) come from our …

Glynis and Elaine Burns

Podcast with Homespa Beauty

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I was delighted to chat with the absolutely delightful Elaine Burns about all things Ageless on her Homespa Beauty Podcast. Elaine is a beauty therapist and make up artist with over 20 years of experience. She also has a hugely popular YouTube channel  (also called Homespa Beauty ) where she uploads how-to demos of beauty and holistic treatments and chats about …

Marie Reynolds - Vegan C, Liver Rescue and Defend Bottles

Supplements you need right now

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Marie Reynolds is a holistic skin expert who has brought out some amazing beauty products. I’m a huge fan of both her treatments and her products She also brought out a small supplement range which has been steadily growing and is now a very impressive and comprehensive range of products under the name MRL. This is great news on several …

Probiotic Microscopic

Probiotics: important for the whole family

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If you had to do one thing to do for your health this year, you would do well to choose to take probiotics. Perfect for after all the festive excess from both food and alcohol, as well as for bloating and gut problems and also for fighting all those winter bugs. Shabir Daya, the pharmacist at Victoria Health, gives us …

Fruits and Vegetables with Vitamin B

The beauty of B vitamins

Glynis Barber Health, Supplements 3 Comments

I’ve always associated B vitamins with stress. During difficult times of life, pop a B vit to help you feel better. Now recent research shows just how important and far reaching these vitamins are. One of the main benefits is maintaining cognitive abilities, in particular as we age.  B vitamins can offer remarkable protection The following symptoms could be a …

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The truth about lectins

Glynis Barber Diet & Nutrition, Health 2 Comments

I’d vaguely heard of lectins before I met nutritionist Fleur Borrelli and embarked on The In-Sync Diet but had no idea what they actually were, and I didn’t really care either because lectins just didn’t seem very important. How very wrong I was! Now I know all about them and understand how crucial it is that we understand what they …

Unhappy Cappuccino

Keep calm and carry on?

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We live in a very stressful world and it would appear to be getting the better of a lot of us. Stress and all its associated conditions – like anxiety and depression – are now in epidemic proportions. To understand why, we need to look at what stress is and its evolutionary purpose. Put simply, stress is the body’s reaction …

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Tame your tummy

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a mystery as well as a misery. It’s often diagnosed when no other cause for symptoms can be found. In other words, it’s a diagnosis of exclusion, for which all other possible causes of symptoms have been ruled out. The symptoms of IBS are varied and numerous They can include bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, backache, abdominal …